A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period
Author: A. Kuhrt
Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together with introductions to the problems of using it in order to gain an understanding of the history and working os this remarkable political entity. The Achaemenid empire developed in the region of modern Fars (Islam) and expanded to unite territories stretching from the Segean and Egypt in the west to Central Asia and north-west India, which it ruled for over 200 years until its conquest by Alexander of Macedon. Although all these regions had long since been in contact with each other, they had never been linked under a single regime. The Persian empire represents an important phase of transformation for its subjects, such as the Jews, as well as those living on its edges, such as the European Greeks.
Author: Brigitte Groneberg,Hermann Spieckermann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Götterbilder schaffen eine eigene Welt theologischer Reflexion und religiöser Praxis. Texte vermitteln Gottesbilder von hoher Komplexität. Bildliche Darstellungen müssen indessen Gottesbilder auf das Wesentliche reduzieren. Diesen Reduktionsprozess lediglich als Simplifizierung zu begreifen, wäre unangemessen. Vielmehr handelt es sich um einen Konzentrationsprozess, der durch die bewusst evozierte Vieldeutigkeit der Wahrnehmung eine neue Komplexität erzeugt. Nicht von ungefähr besteht zwischen der durch Bilder einerseits und durch Texte andererseits vermittelte Profilierung von Gottesvorstellungen eine erhebliche Diskrepanz. Die Ursachen dafür liegen natürlich primär in den unterschiedlichen Möglichkeiten der Darstellungsmedien. Doch Medien sind nicht nur Mittel zum Zweck, sondern überlegt gewählte Filter, die Wahrnehmung gezielt leiten sollen. Der vorliegende Band untersucht dieses Phänomen in Beiträgen grundsätzlicher Art und in materialen Präsentationen aus dem Bereich des Alten Orients, Griechenlands und der Welt des Hellenismus. Bewusst sind auch Beiträge aus dem Kontakt zwischen Christentum und Islam zum Thema Bildverehrung integriert worden. Dadurch wird deutlich, welche Kompensationsstrategien entwickelt werden, wo bildliche Repräsentationen dem theologischen Verdikt unterliegen. Der Band enthält achtzehn Beiträge von international bekannten Forschern in deutscher und englischer Sprache.
Author: Maria Brosius
Category: Social Science
The only book of its kind to cover both the Achaemenid period and the thousand years following Alexander's conquest, The Persians explores the period from the seventh century BC, to the seventh century AD, and presents a comprehensive introduction to ancient Persia. Incorporating recent research, and translated sources from a wide range of corpus material, Maria Brosius explores the history of Persia, and brings a new understanding of Persian society and culture and the structures on which these empires were built: the king and his court; religion and culture; art and architecture. From the lands of Egypt to the Indus River, from the Russian Steppes to the Indian Ocean, Brosius has provided an up-to-date account of the three empires of pre-Islamic Iran, and discussing key topics such as women, religion and art and architecture, she presents a clear survey of the history of these empires. Providing additional reading references along with frequent source citations, students of ancient Persia will find this an invaluable addition to their course studies.
Strategies for Reading
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Steven McKenzie here surveys the historical books of the Old Testament Joshua through Ezra-Nehemiah for their historical context, contents, form, and themes, communicating them clearly and succinctly for an introductory audience. / By providing a better understanding of biblical history writing in its ancient context, McKenzie helps readers come to terms with tensions between the Bible s account and modern historical analyses. Rather than denying the results of historical research or dismissing its practitioners as wrongly motivated, he suggests that the source of the perceived discrepancy may lie not with the Bible but with the way in which it has been read. He also calls into question whether the genre of the Bible s historical books has been properly understood.
Author: Carsten Binder
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The work presented here is a historical commentary on an ancient biography of one of the Persian Great Kings (Artaxerxes II, reigned 404-359 BC). The author was the Greek scholar Plutarch (c. AD 45-120). The aim of the commentary is to make the text, which was written some 500 years after the events described, accessible as a source to the modern historian.
A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550–330 BCE
Author: Matt Waters
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Achaemenid Persian Empire, at its greatest territorial extent under Darius I (r.522–486 BCE), held sway over territory stretching from the Indus River Valley to southeastern Europe and from the western Himalayas to northeast Africa. In this book, Matt Waters gives a detailed historical overview of the Achaemenid period while considering the manifold interpretive problems historians face in constructing and understanding its history. This book offers a Persian perspective even when relying on Greek textual sources and archaeological evidence. Waters situates the story of the Achaemenid Persians in the context of their predecessors in the mid-first millennium BCE and through their successors after the Macedonian conquest, constructing a compelling narrative of how the empire retained its vitality for more than two hundred years (c.550–330 BCE) and left a massive imprint on Middle Eastern as well as Greek and European history.
Film and History
Author: Martin M. Winkler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The essays collected in this book present the first comprehensive appreciation of The Fall of the Roman Empire from historical, historiographical, and cinematic perspectives. The book also provides the principal classical sources on the period. It is a companion to Gladiator: Film and History (Blackwell, 2004) and Spartacus: Film and History (Blackwell, 2007) and completes a triad of scholarly studies on Hollywood’s greatest films about Roman history. A critical re-evaluation of the 1964 epic film The Fall of the Roman Empire, directed by Anthony Mann, from historical, film-historical, and contemporary points of view Presents a collection of scholarly essays and classical sources on the period of Roman history that ancient and modern historians have considered to be the turning point toward the eventual fall of Rome Contains a short essay by director Anthony Mann Includes a map of the Roman Empire and film stills, as well as translations of the principal ancient sources, an extensive bibliography, and a chronology of events
Author: George Rawlinson
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources, Volume 3; The Five Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Or, The History, Geography, And Antiquites Of Chaldaea, Assyria, Babylon, Media, And Persia, Collected And Illustrated From Ancient And Modern Sources; George Rawlinson 2 George Rawlinson J. Murray, 1871 History; Ancient; General; Assyria; Babylonia; History / Ancient / General; History / Middle East / General; History, Ancient; Iran
Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary
Author: Ronald J. Leprohon
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
The titulary of the ancient Egyptian king was one of the symbols of authority he assumed at his coronation. At first consisting only of the Horus name, the titulary grew to include other phrases chosen to represent the king’s special relationship with the divine world. By the Middle Kingdom (late twenty-first century B.C.E.), the full fivefold titulary was clearly established, and kings henceforth used all five names regularly. This volume includes all rulers’ names from the so-called Dynasty 0 (ca. 3200 B.C.E.) to the last Ptolemaic ruler in the late first century B.C.E., offered in transliteration and English translation with an introduction and notes.
Tales of the Orient
Author: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones,James Robson
Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of Persian court life and access to the gossip and scandal surrounding Persian history and court politics, past and present. His History of Persia was completed at a time when the Greeks were fascinated by Persia and seems very much to cater to contemporary interest in Persian wealth and opulence, powerful Persian women, the institution of the harem, kings and queens, eunuchs and secret plots. Presented here in English translation for the first time with commentaries, Ctesias offers a fascinating insight into Persia in the fifth century BC.
Beiträge Zur Geschichte Der Spätantiken Und Frühchristlichen Kunst
Author: Josef Strzygowski
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Author: W. Dennis Tucker Jr.
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Essential research on the relationship between the Persian empire and the the formation of the book of Psalms In this latest entry in the Ancient Israel and Its Literature series, W. Dennis Tucker, Jr. examines the role of Persian imperial ideology in the creation of psalms in Book 5 of the Psalter and in the shaping of the book of Psalms as a whole. Although much research has been conducted on the relationship between the Persian empire and the creation of biblical texts, the book of Psalms has been largely absent from this discussion. Tucker seeks to rectify this omission by illustrating that Book 5 constructed a subtle anti-imperial ideology in response to the threats imposed from all empires both past and present. Features: Close study of the psalms portrayal of human power to that of Yahweh Comparison of Achaemenid propaganda to the ideology found in the psalms Evidence drawn from Persian iconography and inscriptions
Author: Lynette Mitchell
Publisher: A&C Black
This volume takes a fresh look at rulers and ruling in archaic and classical Greece.
ein achaimenidischer Amtsträger und seine Handlungsspielräume
Author: Hilmar Klinkott
Publisher: Verlag Antike
Die Verwaltung des achaimenidischen Perserreiches lag in den Handen von Satrapen. In den einzelnen Reichsteilen waren sie einerseits Statthalter des Groakonigs, andererseits aber auch Interessenvertreter der untertanigen Volker und Gemeinwesen gegenuber dem Oberherrn. Zugleich eroffneten sich ihnen qua Amt auch eigene Handlungsspiel- raume. Das Satrapiensystem garantierte trotz gewisser Schwierigkeiten uber 200 Jahre den sicheren Bestand des Groareiches, und es verwundert deshalb nicht, daa Alexander, die Diadochen und die iranischen Dynastien der Parther und Sasaniden ihrer Reichsad- ministration dieses Amt gleichfalls zugrundelegten. Durch ausfuhrliche Berichte und Stellungnahmen griechischer Autoren ist die Rolle der Satrapen in der Geschichte der griechisch-persischen Beziehungen zwar bekannt, allerdings gleichzeitig stark von der griechischen Sicht gepragt. Orientalische Zeugnisse zeichnen teilweise ein deutlich anderes Bild.